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Children’s Literature: Critical Reading

All of the following items are in Strathclyde University Library, either in the Main Library or at Jordanhill.

Reference Works


Histories of Childhood

Philosophical Works

General Criticism

Criticism on Particular Authors or Texts

Criticism on Fairy Tales


Reference Works

Carpenter, Humphrey and Mari Prichard, eds, The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (Oxford University Press, 1999).

Cullinan, Bernice E. and Diane G. Person, eds, The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature (Continuum, 2001).

Cullinan, Bernice E., Bonnie L. Kunzel, and Deborah A. Wooten, eds, The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature (Continuum, 2005).

Darton, Lawrence, The Dartons: An Annotated Check-list of Children's Books, Games and Educational Aids Issued by Two Publishing Houses, 1787-1870 (British Library, 2003).

Davies, Alan, Literature for Children (Open University Press, 1973).

Egoff, Sheila and Ronald Hagler, Books that Shaped Our Minds: A Bibliographical Catalogue of Selections Chiefly from the Arkley Collection of Early and Historical Children's Literature in the Special Collections and University Archives Division, The University of British Columbia Library (University of British Columbia Press, 1998).

Fisher, M., Who’s Who in Children’s Books: A Treasury of the Familiar Characters of Childhood (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1975).

Fraser, Lindsey, et al, eds, Off the Shelf: A Guide to Scotland's Writers and Illustrators for Children (Scottish Book Trust, 1998).

Garden, Nancy and Frances Ann Day, eds, Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Young Adults (Greenwood Press, 2000).

Grenby, Matthew, The Child Reader, 1700-1840 (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Haviland, Virginia, Children’s Literature: A Guide to Reference Sources (Library of Congress, 1966).

Helbig, Aletha K. and Agnes Regan Perkins, Dictionary of Children's Fiction from Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and Selected African Countries (Greenwood, 1992).

Hunt, Peter, ed, Children's Literature: An Illustrated History (Oxford University Press, 1995).

Hunt, Peter and Shiela Ray, eds, International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature (Routledge, 1996).

Kirkpatrick, D.L., ed, Twentieth-Century Children’s Writers, 2nd edition (St. James Press, 1985).

Kirkpatrick, Robert, Bullies, Beaks and Flannelled Fools: An Annotated Bibliography of Boys' School Fiction, 1742-1990 (E.B. Reproductions, 1990).

Kirkpatrick, Robert, ed, The Encyclopaedia of Boys' School Stories (Ashgate, 2000).

Mickenberg, Julia and Lynne Vallone, eds., The Oxford Handbook to Children's Literature (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Reynolds, Kimberley and Matthew Grenby, Children's Literature Studies: A Research Handbook (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Reynolds, Kimberley and Nicholas Tucker, eds, Children's Book Publishing in Britain Since 1945 (Scolar Press, 1998).

Roscoe, Sydney and R.A. Brimmell, James Lumsden & Son of Glasgow: Their Juvenile Books and Chapbooks (Pinner Private Libraries Association, 1981).

Roscoe, Sydney, John Newbery and His Successors, 1740-1814; A Bibliography (Five Owls Press, 1973).

Sims, Sue, and Hilary Clare, eds, The Encyclopaedia of Girls' School Stories (Ashgate, 2000).

Thwaite, Mary, From Primer to Pleasure in Reading: An Introduction to the History of Children's Books in England from the Invention of Printing to 1914 (The Library Association, 1972).

Trimmer, Sarah, "The Guardian of Education", a Periodical Work, edited by Matthew Grenby (Thoemmes Press, 2002).

Watson, Victor, ed, The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Zipes, Jack, ed, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature, in 4 vols (Oxford University Press, 2006).



Cott, Jonathan, et al, eds, Masterworks of Children's Literature, in six volumes (Stonehill Publishing and Chelsea House, c1983-87).

Demers, Patricia, ed, A Garland from the Golden Age: An Anthology of Children’s Literature from 1850 to 1900 (OUP, 1983).

Demers, Patricia, From Instruction to Delight: An Anthology of Children's Literature to 1850, 3rd edition (OUP, 2008).

Fraser, Lindsey, ed, Points North: An Anthology of Scottish Writing (Mammoth, 2000).

Fraser, Lindsey and Kathryn Ross, eds, Stories from Scotland (Macmillan, 2001).

Haviland, Virginia, ed, Yankee doodle’s literary sampler of prose, poetry and pictures, being an anthology of diverse works published for the edification and/or entertainment of young readers in america before 1900 (Crowell, 1974).

Hunt, Peter, ed, Children's Literature: An Anthology, 1801-1902 (Blackwell, 2001).

Priess, Byron and Kathy Huck, eds, The Best Children's Books in the World: A Treasury of Illustrated Stories (Harry N. Abrams, 1996).

Stahl, J. D., Tina L. Hanlon, Elizabeth Lennox Keyser, eds, Crosscurrents of Children’s Literature: An Anthology of Texts and Criticism (Oxford University Press, 2007).


Histories of Childhood

Ariès, Philippe, Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life, translated by Robert Baldick (Jonathan Cape, 1962).

Cox, Roger, Shaping Childhood: Themes of Uncertainty in the History of Adult-Child Relationships (Routledge, 1996).

Cunningham, Hugh, Children and Childhood in Western Society Since 1500 (Pearson Education, 1995).

Heywood, Colin, A History of Childhood: Children and Childhood in the West from Medieval to Modern Times (Polity, 2001).

Hilton, Mary and Jill Shefrin, eds., Educating the Child in Enlightenment Britain: Beliefs, Cultures, Practices (Ashgate, 2008).

Jajdelska, Elspeth, 'Income, Ideology and Childhood Reading in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries', History of Education, 33.1 (2004): 55-73.

Mills, Jean and Richard Mills, eds., Childhood Studies: A Reader in Perspectives of Childhood (Routledge, 1999).

Trumpener, Katie, 'The Making of Child Readers', in James Chandler, ed., The Cambridge History of English Romantic Literature (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp.553-577.


Philosophical Works

Axtell, J.L, ed, The Educational Writings of John Locke (Cambridge University Press, 1968).

Locke, John (1693), Some Thoughts Concerning Education, edited by John W. and Jean S. Yolton (OUP, 2000).

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1762), Emile, or On Education.


General Criticism

Agnew, Kate and Geoff Fox, Children at War: From the First World War to the Gulf (Continuum, 2001).

Aiken, Joan, The Way to Write for Children (Elm Tree, 1982).

Alison, James and Ronald Renton, eds, Treasure Islands: A Guide to Scottish Fiction for Young Readers Aged 10-14 (Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2003).

Alston, Ann, The Family in English Children’s Literature (New York: Routledge, 2008).

Anderson, Celia Catlett, Nonsense Literature for Children: Aesop to Seuss (Library Professional Publications, 1989).

Andrews, Sharon Vincz, Teaching Kids to Care: Exploring Values Through Literature and Inquiry (Eric Clearinghouse, 1994).

Ang, Susan, The Widening World of English Children's Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999).

Avery, Gillian, Behold the Child: American Children and their Books, 1621- 1922 (Bodley Head, 1994).

Avery, Gillian, Childhood's Pattern: A Study of the Heroes and Heroines of Children's Fiction, 1770-1950 (Hodder and Stoughton, 1975).

Avery, Gillian, Nineteenth-Century Children: Heroes and Heroines in English Children's Stories, 1780-1900 (Hodder, 1965).

Bearne, Eve and Victor Watson, eds, Where Texts and Children Meet (Routledge, 2000).

Beckett, Sandra L., ed, Reflections of Change: Children's Literature Since 1945 (Greenwood, 1997).

Bechtel, Louise Seaman, Books in Search of Children: Speeches and Essays, ed Virginia Haviland (London Hamilton 1970).

Bloom, Harold, ed, Women Writers of Children's Literature (Chelsea House, 1997).

Bosmajian, Hamida, Sparing the Child: Grief and the Unspeakable in Youth Literature about Nazism and the Holocaust (Routledge, 2002).

Botelho, Maria Jose and Masha Kabakow Rudman, Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children's Literature (Routledge, 2009).

Briggs, Julia, Dennis Butts, M.O. Grenby, eds, Popular Children’s Literature in Britain (Ashgate, 2008).

Butts, Dennis, ed, Stories and Society: Children's Literature in its Social Context (Palgrave Macmillan, 1992).

Cadogan, Mary and Patricia Craig, Women and Children First: The Fiction of Two World Wars (Victor Gollancz, 1978).

Cadogan, Mary, You're a Brick, Angela! A New Look at Girls' Fiction from 1839 to 1975 (Victor Gollancz, 1976).

Carpan, Carolyn, Rocked by Romance: A Guide to Teen Romance Fiction (Praeger, 2004).

Carpenter, Humphrey, Secret Gardens: A Study of the Golden Age of Children's Literature (Allen and Unwin, 1985).

Cawelti, John G., Adventure, Mystery, and Romance: Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture (University of Chicago Press, 1977).

Christian-Smith, Linda K., Texts of Desire: Essays of Fiction, Femininity and Schooling (Routledge, 1993).

Clark, Beverly Lyon, Kiddie Lit: The Cultural Construction of Children's Literature in America (John Hopkins University Press, 2003).

Clark, Beverly Lyon and Margaret R. Higonnet, eds, Girls, Boys, Books, Toys: Gender in Children's Literature and Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).

Clark, Beverly Lyon, Regendering the School Story (Routledge, 2001).

Collins, Fiona M. and Judith Graham, Historical Fiction for Children: Capturing the Past (David Fulton Publishers, 2001).

Cosslett, Tess, Talking Animals in British Children’s Fiction, 1786-1914 (Ashgate, 2006).

Cullingford, Cedric, Children's Literature and its Effects (Continuum, 2000).

Cutt, Margaret Nancy, Ministering Angels: A Study of Nineteenth-century Evangelical Writing for Children (Five Owls Press, 1979).

Darton, F.J. Harvey, Children's Books in England: Five Centuries of Social Life, 3rd edition (Cambridge University Press, 1982).

Dusinberre, Juliet, Alice to the Lighthouse: Children's Books and Radical Experiments in Art (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999).

Eccleshare, Julia, Treasure islands: The Woman’s Hour Guide to Children’s Reading (BBC, 1988).

Edwards, Owen Dudley, British Children's Fiction in the Second World War (Edinburgh University Press, 2007).

Egoff, Sheila, Only Connect: Readings on Children's Literature (Oxford University Press, 1996).

Egoff, Sheila, The Republic of Childhood: A Critical Guide to Canadian Children's Literature in English (Oxford University Press, 1975).

Egoff, Sheila, Thursday's Child: Trends and Patterns in Contemporary Children's Literature (American Library Association, 1981).

Foster, Shirley and Judy Simons, What Katy Read: Feminist Re-readings of "Classic" Stories for Girls (Macmillan, 1995).

Fox, Geoff, et al, eds, Writers, Critics and Children: Articles from ’Children’s Literature in Education’ (London Heinemann Educational 1976).

Furniss, Tom, 'Reading Children/Children Reading: The Problematic Nature of Eighteenth-Century Children's Literature in Locke, Rousseau and Day', in CW3: Corvey Women Writers on the Web Journal: Special Issue on Romantic-Era Writing for Children, issue 3 (Autumn, 2007).

Furniss, Tom, ‘Histories of Childhood and Literary Competence: Teaching Children's Literature in the University’, in The Bottle Imp, ezine of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies, vol. 7 (Spring 2010), special issue on Scottish Children’s Literature.

Galbraith, Gretchen R., Reading Lives: Reconstructing Childhood, Books and Schools in Britain, 1870-1920 (Palgrave Macmillan, 1997).

Gamble, Nikki and Nick Tucker, Family Fictions (Continuum, 2001).

Gates, Pamela S., et al, Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults (Scarecrow, 2003).

Gavin, Adrienne and Christopher Routledge, eds, Mystery in Children's Literature: From the Rational to the Supernatural (Palgrave, 2001).

Glazer, Joan I. and Gurney Williams, Introduction to Children’s Literature (McGraw-Hill, 1979).

Gottlieb, Gerald, ed, Early Children's Books and their Illustration (Godine, 1975).

Grenby, Matthew and Andrea Immel, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Grenby, Matthew, Children’s Literature (Edinburgh University Press, 2008).

Grenby, Matthew, Julia Briggs and Dennis Butts, eds., Popular Children's Literature in Britain (Ashgate, 2008).

Haviland, Virginia, ed, Children and Literature: Views and Reviews (Bodley Head, 1973).

Hawley, Suzanne W., Literacy and Learning: An Expeditionary Discovery Through Children's Literature (Scarecrow, 2003).

Hillman, Judith, Discovering Children's Literature (Macmillan, 1994).

Hilton, Mary, Morag Styles, and Victor Watson, eds, Opening the Nursery Door: Reading, Writing, and Childhood, 1600-1900 (Routledge, 1997).

Hintz, Carrie and Elaine Ostry, Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults (Routledge, 2002).

Hollindale, Peter, Signs of Childness in Children's Books (Thimble, 1997).

Hourihan, Margaret, Deconstructing the Hero: Literary Theory and Children's Literature (Routledge, 1997).

Hunt, Peter, An Introduction to Reading Children's Literature (Oxford University Press, 1994).

Hunt, Peter and Millicent Lenz, Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction (Continuum, 2001).

Hunt, Peter, Children's Literature (Blackwell, 2001).

Hunt, Peter, Children's Literature: The Development of Criticism (Routledge, 1990).

Hunt, Peter, Criticism, Theory and Children's Literature (Blackwell, 1991).

Hunt, Peter, Further Approaches to Research in Children's Literature (University of Wales, 1982).

Hunt, Peter, ed, Literature for Children: Contemporary Criticism (Routledge, 1992).

Hunt, Peter, ed, Understanding Children's Literature: Key Essays from the 'International Companion Encyclopedia of Children' (Routledge, 1998).

Immel, Andrea and Elizabeth Goodenough, eds., Under Fire: Childhood in the Shadow of War, A Festschrift in Honour of Mitzi Myers (Wayne State University Press, 2008).

Inness, Sherrie A., ed, Nancy Drew and Company: Culture, Gender and Girls' Series (Bowling Green State University, 1997).

Jackson, Mary V., Engines of Instruction, Mischief and Magic: Children's Literature in England from its Beginnings to 1839 (Scolar, 1989).

Jones, Dudley and Tony Watkins, eds, A Necessary Fantasy? The Heroic Figure in Children's Popular Culture (Routledge, 2000).

Kline, Daniel T., ed, Medieval Literature for Children (Routledge, 2003).

Knoepflmacher, U.C., Ventures into Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales and Femininity (Chicago University Press, 1998).

Knowles, Murray and Kirsten Malmkjaer, Language and Control in Children's Literature (Routledge, 1995).

Kripps, Valerie, ed, Presence of the Past: Memory, Heritage and Childhood in Post-war Britain (Garland, 2000).

Kutzer, M. Daphne, Empire's Children: Empire and Imperialism in Classic British Children's Books (Routledge, 2000).

Lamme, Linda Leonard and Suzanne Lowell Krogh, Literature-based Moral Education: Children's Books and Activities for Teaching Values, Responsibilities and Good Judgement in the Elementary School (Greenwood Press, 1992).

Lehr, Susan, ed, Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The Construction of Gender in Children's Literature (Greenwood, 2002).

Lesnik-Oberstein, Karin, Children's Literature: Criticism and the Fictional Child (Clarendon, 1994).

Lesnik-Oberstein, Karin, Children's Literature: New Approaches (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

Lewis, David, Reading Contemporary Picturebooks: Picturing Text (RoutledgeFalmer, 2001).

Lochhead, Marion, The Renaissance of Wonder in Children's Literature (Canongate, 1977).

Lucas, Ann Lawson, ed, The Presence of the Past in Children’s Literature (Praeger, 2003).

Lurie, Alison, Boys and Girls Forever: Children's Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter (Chatto and Windus, 2003).

Lurie, Alison, Don't Tell the Grown-ups: Subversive Children's Literature (Bloomsbury, 1990).

Lynch-Brown, Carol and Carl M. Tomlinson, Essentials of Children's Literature (Pearson, 2008).

Lynn, Ruth Nadelman, Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults: A Comprehensive Guide (Libraries Unlimited, 2005).

MacCann, Donnarae, The Black American in Books for Children: Readings in Racism (Scarecrow, 1972).

MacCann, Donnarae, Cultural Conformity in Books for Children: Further Readings in Racism (Scarecrow, 1977).

MacCann, Donnarae, White Supremacy in Children's Literature: Characterisations of African Americans 1830-1900 (Routledge, 2000).

MacCann, Donnarae and Yulisa Amadu Maddy, Apartheid and Racism in South African Children's Literature, 1985-1995 (Routledge, 2001).

May, Jill P., Children's Literature and Critical Theory: Reading and Writing for Understanding (Oxford University Press, 1995).

McCallum, Robyn, Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction (Garland, 1999).

McGavran, James Holt, ed, Romanticism and Children’s Literature in Nineteenth-Century England (University of Georgia Press, 1991).

McGavran, James Holt, ed, Literature and the Child: Romantic Continuations, Postmodern Contestations (University of Iowa Press, 1999).

McGillis, Roderick, ed, Children's Literature and the Fin de Siecle (Praeger, 2003).

McGillis, Roderick, ed, Voices of the Other: Children's Literature and the Postcolonial Context (Routledge, 2000).

McLeod, Anne Scott, American Childhood: Essays on Children's Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (University of Georgia Press, 1995).

Meek, Margaret, ed, Children's Literature and National Identity (Trentham Books, 2001).

Meek, Margaret and Victor Watson, Coming of Age in Children's Literature (Continuum, 2003).

Meigs, Cornelia, A Critical History of Children’s Literature, revised edition (Macmillan, 1969).

Meyer, Susan E., ed, A Treasury of the Great Children's Book Illustrators (Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1997).

Montgomery, Heather and Nicola J. Watson, Children's Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends (Palgrave Macmillan/The Open University ).

Morris, Tim, You're Only Young Twice: Children's Literature and Film (University of Illinois Press, 2000).

Murray, Gail Schmunk, American Children's Literature and the Construction of Childhood (Twayne, 1998).

Musgrave, P.W., From Brown to Bunter: The Life & Death of the School Story (Routledge, 1985).

Natov, Roni, The Poetics of Childhood (Routledge, 2002).

Nelson, Claudia, Boys Will Be Girls: The Feminine Ethic and British Children's Fiction, 1857-1917 (Rutgers University Press).

Nikolajeva, Maria, Children's Literature Comes of Age: Toward a New Aesthetic (Garland, 1996).

Nikolajeva, Maria, How Picture Books Work (Routledge, 2001).

Nikolajeva, Maria, The Rhetoric of Character in Children's Literature (Scarecrow, 2002).

Nodelman, Perry, The Pleasures of Children's Literature (Pearson, 1999).

Nodelman, Perry, Words About Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books (Georgia University Press, 1988).

Norton, Donna E., Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature (Macmillan, 2000).

Norton, Donna E., Multicultural Children's Literature: Through the Eyes of Many Children (Merrill Prentice Hall, 2001).

O' Keefe, Deborah, Good Girl Messages: How Young Women Were Misled By Their Favorite Books (Continuum, 2000).

O' Keefe, Deborah, Readers in Wonderland: The Liberating Worlds of Fantasy Fiction (Continuum, 2004).

O'Malley, Andrew, The Making of the Modern Child: Children's Literature and Childhood in the Late Eighteenth Century (Routledge, 2003).

Otten, Charlotte F. and Gary D. Schmidt, eds, The Voice of the Narrator in Children's Literature (Greenwood, 1989).

Peace, Mary, ed., CW3: Corvey Women Writers on the Web Journal: Special Issue on Romantic-Era Writing for Children, issue 3 (Autumn, 2007).

Pickering, Samuel F., Moral Instruction and Fiction for Children, 1749-1820 (University of Georgia Press, 1993).

Quigly, Isabel, The Heirs of Tom Brown: The English School Story (Chatto and Windus, 1982).

Rahn, Suzanne, Rediscoveries in Children's Literature (Routledge, 1995).

Reynolds, Kimberley, Children's Literature in the 1890s and the 1990s (Northcote 1994).

Reynolds, Kimberley, Geraldine Brennan and Kevin McCarron, Frightening Fiction (2001).

Reynolds, Kimberley, Girls Only?: Gender and Popular Children's Fiction in Britain, 1880-1910 (Harvester, 1990).

Richards, Jeffrey, ed, Imperialism and Juvenile Literature (Manchester University Press, 1989).

Richardson, Alan, Literature, Education, and Romanticism: Reading as Social Practice, 1780-1832 (Cambridge University Press, 1994).

Rollin, Lucy and Mark I. West, Psychoanalytic Responses to Children's Literature (MacFarland, 1999).

Rosen, Michael, Treasure Islands 2: An Adult Guide to Children’s Writers & Illustrators (BBC, 1993).

Rudman, Masha Kabakow, Children's Literature: An Issues Approach (Longman, 1984).

Russell, David, Literature For Children: A Short Introduction (Addison Wesley, 2000).

Rustin, Michael and Margaret, Narratives of Love and Loss: Studies in Children's Literature (Verso, 1987).

Ruwe, Donelle, R., ed., Culturing the Child 1690-1914: Essays in Memory of Mitzi Myers (Scarecrow Press, 2005).

Sandner, David, ed., Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader (Greenwood, 2004).

Sandner, David, The Fantastic Sublime: Romanticism and Transcendence in Nineteenth-century Children's Fantasy Literature (Greenwood, 1996).

Salway, Lance, A Peculiar Gift: Nineteenth Century Writings on Books for Children (Kestrel, 1976).

Shavit, Zohar, Poetics of Children's Literature (University of Georgia Press, 1989).

Smith, Karen Patricia, ed, African-American Voices in Young Adult Literature: Tradition, Transition, Transformation (Scarecrow, 1994).

Smith, L.H., The Unreluctant Years: A Critical Approach to Children's Literature (American Library Association, 1953).

Spufford, Francis, The Child that Books Built (Faber and Faber, 2002).

Stephens, John and Ken Watson, eds, From Picture Book to Literary Theory (St. Clair Press, 1994).

Stephens, John, Language & Ideology in Children's Fiction (Longman, 1992).

Stephens, John, ed, Ways of Being Male: Representing Masculinities in Children's Literature and Film (Routledge, 2002).

Stephens, John and Robyn McCallum, Retelling Stories, Framing Culture: Traditional Story and Metanarratives in Children's Literature (Routledge, 1998).

Styles, Morag, From the Garden to the Street: An Introduction to 300 Years of Poetry for Children (Cassell, 1998).

Styles, Morag, Eve Bearne, and Victor Watson, eds, Prose and the Passion: Children and their Reading (Cassell, 1994).

Styles, Morag, Eve Bearne and Victor Watson, eds, Voices Off : Texts, Contexts, and Readers (Cassell, 1996).

Summerfield, Geoffrey, Fantasy and Reason: Children’s Literature in the Eighteenth Century (Methuen, 1984).

Swinfen, Ann, In Defence of Fantasy: A Study of the Genre in English and American Literature Since 1945 (Routledge, 1984).

Thacker, Deborah Cogan and Jean Webb, Introducing Children's Literature: From Romanticism to Postmodernism (Routledge, 2002).

Thompson, Mary Shine and Celia Keenan, eds, Treasure Islands: Studies in Children’s Literature (Four Courts Press, 2006).

Townsend, John Rowe, ed, John Newbery and His Books: Trade and Plumb-cake for Ever, Huzza! (Scarecrow Press, 1994).

Townsend, John Rowe, A Sense of Story: Essays on Contemporary Writers for Children (Longman, 1971).

Townsend, John Rowe, A Sounding of Storytellers: Essays on Contemporary Writers for Children (Kestrel, 1979).

Townsend, John Rowe, Written For Children: An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature (various editions).

Trites, Roberta Seelinger, Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature (University of Iowa Press, 2000).

Trites, Roberta Seelinger, Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels (University of Iowa Press, 1997).

Tucker, Nicholas, The Child and the Book: A Psychological and Literary Exploration (Cambridge University Press, 1981).

Tucker, Nicholas, ed, School Stories from Bunter to Buckeridge (Pied Piper, 2003).

Vandergrift, Kay E., ed, Ways of Knowing: Literature and the Intellectual Life of Children (Scarecrow, 1996).

Van der Walt, Thomas, ed, Change and Renewal in Children's Literature (Praeger, 2004).

Wall, Barbara, The Narrator's Voice: The Dilemma of Children's Fiction (Macmillan, 1991).

Watson, Victor, Reading Series Fiction: From Arthur Ransome to Gene Kemp (Routledge, 2002).

Watson, Victor and Morag Styles, eds, After Alice: Exploring Children's Literature (Cassell, 1992).

Watson, Victor and Morag Styles, eds, Talking Pictures: Pictorial Texts and Young Readers (Hodder and Stoughton, 1996).

West, Mark, Trust Your Children: Voices Against Censorship in Children's Literature (Neal-Schuman, 1997).

Wilkie-Stibbs, Christine, The Feminine Subject in Children's Literature (Routledge, 2002).

Willinsky, John, The Educational Legacy of Romanticism (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1990).

Wojik-Andrews, Ian, Children's Films: History, Ideology, Pedagogy, Theory (Routledge, 2000).

Wooden, Warren, W. and Jeanie Watson, Children's Literature of the English Renaissance (University Press of Kentucky, 1986).

Zipes, Jack, Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter (Routledge, 2000).

Zornado, Joseph L., Inventing the Child: Culture, Ideology, and the Story of Childhood (Routledge, 2001).


Criticism on Particular Authors or Texts

Alberghene, Janice M. and Beverly Lyon Clark, eds, Little Women and the Feminist Imagination: Criticism, Controversy, Personal Essays (Garland, 1999).

Anatol, Giselle Liza, ed, Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays (Praeger, 2003).

Blake, Andrew, The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter (Verso, 2002).

Brooker, William, Alice's Adventures: Lewis Carroll in Popular Culture (Continuum, 2004).

Budd, Louis J., ed, New Essays on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Cambridge University Press, 1985).

Croft, Janet Brennan, War and the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien (Praeger, 2004).

Colbert, David, Magical Words of Philip Pullman: A Treasury of Myths, Legends and Fascinating Facts (Puffin, 2004).

Eccleshare, Julia, A Guide to the Harry Potter Novels (Continuum, 2002).

Ford, Paul, et al, Companion to Narnia (Harper Collins, 1994).

Fraser, Lindsey, An Interview with J.K. Rowling (Mammoth, 2000).

Fraser, Lindsey, An Interview with Theresa Breslin (Mammoth, 1999).

Gernsheim, Helmut, intr., Lewis Carroll, Victorian Photographer (Thames and Hudson, 1980).

Guiliano, Edward, ed, Lewis Carroll, a Celebration: Essays on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (C.N. Potter, 1982).

Guiliano, Edward, ed, Lewis Carroll Observed: A Collection of Unpublished Photographs, Drawings, Poetry and New Essays (C.N. Potter, 1976).

Gupta, Suman, Re-reading Harry Potter (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

Heilman, Elizabeth, ed, Harry Potter's World: Multidisciplinary Critical Perspectives (RoutledgeFalmer, 2003).

Hunt, Peter, Approaching Arthur Ransome (Cape, 1992).

Lehmann, I.F.N., Lewis Carroll and the Spirit of Nonsense (University of Nottingham, 1972).

Jones, Jo Elwyn and J. Francis Gladstone, eds, The Alice Companion: Guide to Lewis Carroll's Alice Books (Palgrave Macmillan, 1998).

Meigs, Cornelia, Louisa M. Alcott and the American Family Story (Bodley Head, 1970).

Parker, Vic, Philip Pullman (Heinemann, 2006).

Pudney, John, Lewis Carroll and his World (Thames and Hudson, 1976).

Reichertz, Ronald, The Making of the Alice Books: Lewis Carroll's Uses of Earlier Children's Literature (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997).

Rose, Jacqueline, The Case of Peter Pan, Or, The Impossibility of Children's Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 1984).

Rudd, David, Enid Blyton and the Mystery of Children's Literature (Palgrave, 2000).

Schafer, Elizabeth D., Exploring Harry Potter (Ebury, 2000).

Schakel, Peter, Imagination and the Arts in C.S. Lewis: Journeying to Narnia and Other Worlds (University of Missouri Press, 2002).

Squires, Claire, Philip Pullman, Master Storyteller: A Guide to the Worlds of His Dark Materials (Continuum, 2006).

Tucker, Nicholas, Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman (Wizard, 2003).

Ward, Michael, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Withed, Lana A., The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter: Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon (University of Missouri, 2002).

Wullschlager, Jackie, Inventing Wonderland: The Lives and Fantasies of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, J.M. Barrie, Kenneth Grahame and A.A. Milne (Methuen, 2001).


Criticism On Fairy Tales

Auerbach, Nina and U.C. Knoepflmacher, eds, Forbidden Journeys: Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Victorian Women Writers (University of Chicago Press, 1993).

Beckett, Sandra, Recycling Red Riding Hood (Routledge, 2002).

Canepa, Nancy L., ed., Out of the Woods: Origins of the Literary Fairy Tale in Italy and France (Wayne State University Press, 1997).

Knoepflmacher, U.C., Ventures into Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales, and Femininity (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

Levorato, Alessandra, Language and Gender in the Fairy Tale Tradition: A Linguistic Analysis of Old and New Storytelling (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

Jones, Steven Swann, The Fairy Tale: The Magic Mirror of the Imagination (Routledge, 2002).

Haviland, Virginia, The Fairy Tale Treasury (Hamilton, 1972).

Sale, Roger, Fairy Tales and After: From Snow White to E .B. White (Harvard University Press, 1978).

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